Hoffman, Allen H.
This report gives a brief history of the field of Rehabilitation Robotics, and then reviews eight currently available robotic devices designed to assist patients with limb loss or in need of skeletal-muscular assistance. After detailing the use and operation of each device, this report rates each device on the basis of eight criteria of commercial and technological "success," and concludes that the technology contained in one device, the I-Limb, is the most likely to be enhanced and further developed.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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